Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson is getting nothing but good news over the past few days.
An additional accusation of sexual misconduct against Watson led to a second grand jury this week. However, the jury did not take very long with their decision as they ultimately reached the same conclusion with there not being enough evidence to take the case to trial.
“‘After a careful and thorough review of the facts and evidence documented in the reports prepared by the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office and the Houston Police Department, as well as hearing testimony from witnesses, the Grand Jury for Brazoria County has declined to charge Deshaun Watson with any crimes. Accordingly, this matter is closed,’ Brazoria County District Attorney Tom Selleck said in a statement,” via ESPN.com.
The lone outstanding criminal complaint against Watson was among 10 filed with the Houston Police Department alleging an array of sexual misconduct or assault against Watson.
Shortly after the news, the league would release a statement.
“We have been closely monitoring all developments in the matter which remains under review of the personal conduct policy,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said.
Following the lack of a criminal indictment by the Harris County grand jury earlier this month, the Houston Texans traded Watson to the Browns for multiple draft picks. As part of the deal, Watson signed a landmark five-year contract for a fully guaranteed $230 million.
It hasn’t been announced as of yet, but Watson may still face a suspension during the 2022 season.